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by Chuck Connors
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1104249

Well, somewhere between a year and two years lies the point at which I would say there's no longer any reasonable chance that he actually has something. Obviously every missed deadline makes it less likely, but one could reasonably give some allowance for resolving issues that might crop up. As opp...
by Chuck Connors
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 829
Views: 328562

Why rush to the public when they have the both the need & opportunity to continue fleshing out WB8+. Their current funding is solid- No reason to rock the boat unless they find it necessary to keep up with the Joneses (ie. workable alternative device). Yeah. Why indeed, when those involved have got...
by Chuck Connors
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 829
Views: 328562

That is true, yet a successfull fusion device might sign the end of the fusion research in other apparatus for quite some time. I see it quite the opposite, if a fusion device is proven as workable...this is going to lead to a Gold Rush opportunity for those already in a solid postion. EMC may be i...
by Chuck Connors
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Major Electronics Magazine Picks Up On Polywell
Replies: 162
Views: 42499

And I commend Tom for correcting thread drift....we are definately back on a firmer scientific footing.

It's run the full gamut- from Science and Simon's mug to hunters and gatherers.
by Chuck Connors
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Has A Word or two for sceptics.
Replies: 128
Views: 33798

Forgive me folks, but what are we talking about here? Polywell...or general DOE funding and politics? I'm completely with you that the DOE's agenda is politically motivated, but is there proof that it (or Chu) is withholding funding from Polywell ? I'm not defending the DOE, but I am calling into qu...
by Chuck Connors
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Has A Word or two for sceptics.
Replies: 128
Views: 33798

Possible, but the solicitations are rather tightly worded with well specified milestones. Given the pressure the Navy is receiving from the DoE not to fund this technology (it competes with Tokamak), I think there really is a fair bit of pressure on EMC2 to perform or they really will get the chop....
by Chuck Connors
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Government Not Funding Research
Replies: 56
Views: 13390

...and we're shaving $600 million off of NASA's budget of $4 bil this year. (I guess the theory is that you've got to economize somewhere... God knows it seems they're not economizing anywhere else.) $4 billion budget for NASA? WTF? What would happen if we bumped that up to $10 bil/year for the nex...
by Chuck Connors
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Competing fusion...
Replies: 7
Views: 3153

Competing fusion...

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/ ... 72580.aspx

Alan Boyle lists some of the latest on fusion research.
by Chuck Connors
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 36452

Kiteman, Searching on the 3 Contracts listed on the WB 7.1 from above- N68936-09-C-0027 Awarded 2009 294,000 N00014-93-C-0224 Awarded 2005 249,000 N00014-96-C-0039 Awarded 2006 3,210,697 N68936-03-C-0031 Awarded 2003 4,994,197 This was just a quick google search- There is obviously more contract act...
by Chuck Connors
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 36452

Well, they didn't have to ask what a cusp was and what Maxwellian means, so they were probably a BIT ahead of most of us. Also, they had ALL the data, which as Art is fond of point out, we have not been blessed with. Very true- And yet, even if it was all laid bare- How much time would someone need...
by Chuck Connors
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 36452

It seems likely that the Navy consulted with Nebel after the review and asked what modications would be necessary to bring further clarity to the experimental results (instead of just saying "Here's another 2 million...see you in another year"). From all we have heard of the experimental results, so...
by Chuck Connors
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Election results
Replies: 106
Views: 19917

Roger wrote: I would just add that polywell will not suffer a lack of funding as long as the results move forward. I've taken care of that.
Thanks Roger. We can all agree on this and hope for the same.
by Chuck Connors
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Election results
Replies: 106
Views: 19917

as well as a strong supporter of the Navy and armed services. Clearly the same cannot be said of the President elect or his supporters. I think you owe a lot of people an apology, for spewing that kind of hatred. Roger, Gimme a break...hatred? You've got to be kidding me. I don't hate Obama or the ...
by Chuck Connors
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Election results
Replies: 106
Views: 19917

I dare say from my own biased assumptions that it will be a lacking of some necessary or required behaviour for someone who holds such an office. But I digress... Considering this forum is for Polywell, I can only hope that our new leadership has the ability to remain open minded about alt energy so...
by Chuck Connors
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Election results
Replies: 106
Views: 19917

No war talk…this revolves around policy changes that are likely to come. Yes- There will be more money for other efforts, the big question is what are those efforts? Obama’s main push will be social policies that expand government- There is only so much money to go around. It’s a matter of robbing P...